Star Wars Battlefront goes on sale
November 17th on PS4, PC and Xbox One. The ominous thud of an AT-AT stomping
down. Rebel forces firing blasters. Imperial speeder bikes zipping by. Intense
dogfights between squadrons of X-wings and TIE fighters filling the skies.
Immerse yourself in the epic Star WarsTM battles you’ve always dreamed of and
create new heroic moments of your own in Star Wars Battlefront.
Battlefront Will Offer The Force Awakens’ Battle of Jakku
We begin Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration with a bang! /Film has a story that
excites me as an avid Battlefront gamer. "The rumors about a link between EA’s
game Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars The Force Awakens are true. At
Celebration, it was revealed that three weeks after the game’s November 17
release, they’ll offer a free piece of downloadable content called the Battle of
Jakku, the desert planet in the latest Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer. This
will help explain how and why all those X-Wing Fighters and Star Destroyers are
abandoned on Jakku.
Scenes like that will be explained by this
The Battle of Jakku will be available on December 8, unless you
pre-order the game, then you can get it December 1.
Like most games these
days, Battlefront is is broken down into multiple modes, but primarily it’s an
opportunity to create your Star Wars battle fantasy. So, for example, when we
think of speeder bikes, you think of Endor in Return of the Jedi right? Well, in
Battlefront, you can play as Boba Fett, on a speeder bike, on Hoth if you want.
It’s totally customizable and fun like that.
But will your actions change
scenes you see in The Force Awakens? Probably not. What will be cool though is
Battlefront is a game that encourages exploration. In theory, that means you’ll
be able to uncover some secrets about the film, or at least learn more about the
world where Kira lives.
Another note, the shots above in the trailer look
like the Imperial shuttles have been there for years. So, while the Battle of
Jakku will be a prequel to The Force Awakens, it’s probably closer to the events
of Return of the Jedi rather than The Force Awakens.
Star Wars The Force
Awakens opens December 18. Star Wars Battlefront will be released on November 17
and be available for PlayStation 4 and XBox One.
Here’s the official info
on the Battle of Jakku:
Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be
among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment
when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet
on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the
Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive,
battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Players
who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting
on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on
December 8, 2015."
Not at Star Wars Celebration?
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Joe Corroney and Brian Miller sent
me an email about their great pieces of art that will be available at Star Wars
Celebration. Be sure to check it out at booth #1111 during the event!
Hundreds of artists were considered for the Star Wars Celebration Art Show,
in the end Lucasfilm and the panel of judges selected 35 to create exclusive new
illustrations for the event. Some of the artist chosen are known for their work
in film and special effects while a handful like Alex Ross, Cat Staggs, Katie
Cook, & Ken Lashley are recognizable for their work in comic books. Two such
artists are the duo of Joe Corroney and Hi-Fi color design's Brian Miller who
frequently collaborate on cover illustrations for sci-fi comics like X-Files,
Ghostbusters, Star Trek, and Doctor Who as well as Star Wars art for book
covers, Star Wars Insider magazine, Topps trading cards, and Star Wars
collectables for ACME Archives.
Joe Corroney and Brian Miller each chose to represent the Dark Side of the
Force and more specifically Darth Vader in their Star Wars celebration exclusive
illustrations titled, "The Inquisitor's Gift" & "Remember the Death Star".
Joe had this to say about his choice of characters, "Darth Vader is my favorite
Star Wars character and hands down my favorite character to illustrate. But I
hadn't yet done a print for Celebration that just focused on him".
When asked about his artwork for Celebration Miller says, "I wanted Darth
Vader to be larger than life and more of an iconic representation of the Empire.
In a similar vein to how Uncle Sam was portrayed in many propaganda posters.
They type and design elements were chosen to serve as a powerful recruitment
tool for the Empire".
Both artists will be attending Star Wars Celebration Anaheim April 16-19
where their artwork will be featured in the Celebration Art Show. A limited
number of official Lucasfilm prints of the artwork are being made available
exclusively for attendees as well. "Even though I've been working as a comic
book and sci-fi illustrator with Joe Corroney for over a decade this will be my
very first Celebration," comments Miller, "I feel like the young Padawan to Joe
Corroney's Jedi Master and I look forward to spending time our Celebration
booth meeting fans & collectors". Joe Corroney adds, "There's definitely a
camaraderie among all of us Star Wars artists. it's great fun to catch up with
each other at these events".
As officially licensed Lucasfilm artists Joe Corroney and Brian Miller also
participate in Celebration programming for the fans. Joe will be sketching Star
Wars characters at Booth #1111 and Brian will be participating in the Star Wars
Kids art program. Kids can learn how to draw droids with Brian during the
"Drawing R2-D2 and Friends" event on Sunday.
The Inquisitor's Gift - illustration by Joe Corroney with Brian
Miller Limited to 250 edition Hand signed and numbered Measures 18" x
Remember the Death Star - illustration by Brian
Miller Limited to 250 edition Hand signed and numbered - includes
certificate of authenticity 24″ x 36″ movie poster
Today's new video clip is Darth
Vader Remembers. Star Wars Celebration Anaheim starts tomorrow and it will mark
the return of Darth Vader to the big screen in the Season 2 premier of Star Wars
Rebels. Be sure to stand by for lots of fantastic updates as we provide
information from the event from Thursday through Sunday. Remember... The Force
Awakens first trailer airs tomorrow, so be looking for that to kick things off
with a blast! Enjoy!
Today's new card is available and
comes from the Star Wars Cards section.
This specific The Empire Strikes Back card can be found under Series
1 (Red Cards) and there were 132 cards and 33 stickers in all from 1980.
Today's new card is 52-Millennium Falcon: Getaway Ship of that series. Look for
more cards and stickers every day!